Sick child diverts Minnesota flight to Maine on Friday

Published 6:09 am Sunday, October 28, 2012

BANGOR, Maine — An airplane en route from Amsterdam to Minnesota was diverted to Bangor International Airport because of a sick child on board.

Airport Director Tony Caruso said the Delta Airbus had 238 passengers on board when it landed in Bangor a little before noon Friday. The flight resumed at 12:45 p.m., after the child and his mother were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by ambulance.

The plane was set to arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport two hours later than originally scheduled.

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State health officials said it was not clear what had made the child sick. The child’s believed to be 4 or 5 years old.